webeleafowners wrote:To be fair I have heard good things about them. I have just had crappy luck contacting them. I'll try once more. I need to find out if it's worth getting my 2016 EVSE upgraded or just get one of those duosida 240 units. I'm not certain but the way I read it my 2016 EVSE will be the same output as the duosida and the duosida is much cheaper. I think it's different for other years but for some reason the 2016 EVSE's have lower output. I was hoping to discuss this with them and see which way is the better path.
Thanks for the comeback.
Yes the newer Leaf EVSEs are made of cheaper parts, wiring for sure. They used to be 12 gauge capable of 20a but the new ones cheapened out with 14 gauge and can only be upgraded to 15 or is it 16a...
I had my '13 upgraded and consider it money well spent, up to 20a @ 240v but unfortunately only 12a @ 120v. The Duosida does 16a on all voltages. If I had one of the newer Leafs I would NOT do the upgrade, much cheaper alternatives for a 15 or 16a EVSE, including the Duosida you mentioned. The one downside though to the cheap Duosida's though is you cannot limit the current, it charges at 16a(if your Leaf goes that high) making it unusable for a 15a standard 120v circuit
Really the best option is our Zencar adjustable 6-30a EVSEs, not a whole lot more than a EVSE upgrade and does a whole lot more. Of course if your OK with a fixed 16a then the <$200 Duosida may be a good option too.
Regarding purchasing used EVSEs, it sounds like the OPs seller is legit but I always wonder when I see one for sale if the seller hasn't just "found" one hooked to someone's Leaf.......I for one wouldn't feel right purchasing one that might have been stolen from a charging Leaf, no matter what the price. Not sure how prevalent this might be, probably not very common but I bet it happens is areas where Leafs are more common.